Women's Rugby

We all love the opportunity to test ourselves against top sides - Martin

The big day of the university sevens season is here - and Elis Martin and her University of Edinburgh team mates are excited about the challenge that awaits them in Leeds.
1 May 2019

Saracens Women, Harlequins Ladies upbeat ahead of Tyrrells Premier 15s final

Saracens Women captain Lotte Clapp and captain of Harlequins Ladies Rachel Burford are upbeat of their team's chances ahead of the Tyrrells Premier 15s final scheduled at Franklin's Gardens on Saturday.
24 April 2019

University rugby on show at Melrose Sevens

BUCS finals day took place down at Twickenham earlier in the week and now a number of student teams are getting ready to show what they can do at the famous Melrose Sevens in the Scottish Borders on Saturday.
12 April 2019

Exeter secure back to back Twickenham titles

The University of Exeter retained their BUCS Championship crown after fighting back to beat Durham University 30-26 in an excellent contest at Twickenham.
11 April 2019

BUCS Championship Final Preview: University of Exeter v Durham University

The top two Women’s university teams in the country are set to do battle for the BUCS Championship as current holders the University of Exeter take on Durham University.
9 April 2019

Qualification pathway for Women's World Cup 2021 announced

World Rugby has confirmed a qualification pathway for the teams to make it the 2021 edition of Women's Rugby World Cup scheduled to be played in New Zealand.
5 April 2019

'We have to believe and show no fear' - Scott Forrest

Scotland Women Sevens head coach Scott Forrest wants his side to embrace the opportunity of playing in Hong Kong over the coming days - and he has urged them to “show no fear” as they aim to secure a place on the World Series circuit for 2019/20.
3 April 2019

Beckett and Hartpury advance into Twickenham final

Leeds Beckett University and Hartpury University will contest the BUCS Super Rugby Championship final on April 10th after excellent victories in the last four of the competition.
28 March 2019

Exeter, Hartpury, Bath and Beckett progress after thrilling BUCS Super Rugby quarter-finals

Exeter, Hartpury, Bath and Leeds Beckett all advanced into the last four of the BUCS Super Rugby Championship play-offs after a brilliant quarter-final stage.
22 March 2019

USA Women to line-up against Barbarians in Denver

Barbarians Women side will face an international side for the first time when they head to Denver to take on USA Women’s Eagles.
19 March 2019

Sarah Beckett: "You get to live your dream day in, day out. It is sensational"

As the Red Roses sit on the verge of a Grand Slam, TRU chats to England’s Sarah Beckett about her journey to the international stage, the rise of the women’s game and the prospect of lifting the Six Nations at Twickenham.
15 March 2019

Exeter seal successive BUCS Super Rugby domestic titles

The University of Exeter were crowned the BUCS Super Rugby domestic champions for the second year running as they secured the win they required against Cardiff University.
8 March 2019

University of Bath profit as title contenders stumble

The race for top spot in BUCS Super Rugby took another twist this week as three of the leading candidates for the domestic crown failed to win.
22 February 2019

Leitch: 'I have been given loads of support and that has given me the opportunity to play for my country'

England international Poppy Leitch tells TRU about her return to the Red Roses, her development with Bristol Bears, the support of university rugby and her latest efforts for charity.
19 February 2019

Exeter dominate Loughborough as they continue to close in on domestic title

The University of Exeter are a step closer to retaining their BUCS Super Rugby league title after a dominant win over Loughborough University.
14 February 2019

Exeter thrash rivals Hartpury to move closer to BUCS Super Rugby title

The University of Exeter ran in seven tries as they thumped rivals Hartpury to take control of the BUCS Super Rugby title race.
8 February 2019

Foley hoping Ireland can 'close the gap'

Rosie Foley hopes the Irish Rugby Football Union will have the capabilities to offer full-time professional contracts to female 15-a-side players in Ireland.
8 February 2019

Rich Whincup: New challenges and overcoming hurdles

After two and a half years with Gloucester-Hartpury, Rich Whincup was recently announced as the Worcester Valkyries’ kicking coach. Joe Harvey spoke to the 38-year-old about his coaching philosophy and the personal obstacles he has dealt with.
6 February 2019

New Zealand, USA, Ireland and Australia reach semi-final of Sydney leg of Women's World Rugby Sevens Series

New Zealand, Ireland, USA and Australia will have a chance to clinch the Sydney leg of the Women's HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series after reaching the semi-final of the tournament.
2 February 2019

Red Panda Women’s 7s: International stars and a team on the rise

Head coach Steph Veal is looking forward to a second season with Red Panda Women’s Sevens after a positive maiden campaign.
31 January 2019